7 Scenic Routes Across Canada Where You Can See Breathtaking Fall Colours From Your Car
These sights are unbe-leaf-able!
It's the most beautiful time of the year! There are so many options for the most stunning fall road trips in Canada that you can take this season to get breathtaking views of fall colours. You don't even have to leave the comfort of your car or get near people.
Autumn is the season ofeverything, spooky , apple picking, , incredible and, of course, the leaves changing colours.
When the calendar changes from summer toand the leaves start to turn colours, the entire country bursts with incredible red, orange and yellow hues.
In Canada, forests cover 347 million hectares of land so you know we've got a lot of trees that go through this annual change.
Going out and spotting those obvious signs of the season is something a lot of us love to do every year.
You don't need to trek along crowded trails to do that though.
If you want to keep your distance from others, there are so many routes across Canada where you can safely see the fall foliage.
Here are seven different routes from across Canada where you can enjoy what the season has to offer.
BC Route 7
Address: Coquitlam, B.C. to Hope, B.C.
Why You Need To Go: This scenic route is also known as the Lougheed Highway. With so many trees and lots of communities along the way, it's a perfect place to see the leaves change colour.
Address: Lake Louise, AB to Jasper, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you're adventurous, Icefields Parkway is the place to be this fall. There are ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, turquoise lakes and, of course, lots of trees along this 230-kilometre route.
Address: Dawson City, YT to Eagle Plains, YT
Why You Need To Go: This unpaved road offers constant jaw-dropping views of Yukon's beautiful landscapes. Plus, the 740-kilometre route is made even prettier in the fall by all the rich colours.
Address: Minnedosa, MB to Dauphin, MB
Why You Need To Go: With this road going through Riding Mountain National Park, you're guaranteed to spot vibrant landscapes in the fall and lots of wildlife too.
Niagara River Parkway
Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON to Fort Erie, ON
Why You Need To Go: This 55-kilometre stretch of road gives spectacular views of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River so that coupled with red, orange and yellow hues is just breathtaking!
A former U.K. prime minister once called the parkway "the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world."
The Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Tour
Address: La Pocatière, QC to Kamouraska, QC
Why You Need To Go: Here you can see the contrasting landscapes of the ocean and dense forests with the autumn hues that Quebec is famous for. This long stretch of pavement is 1270 kilometres long, are you brave enough to drive the whole thing?
Address: Baddeck, NS
Why You Need To Go: This 298-kilometre highway is known for showcasing the surrounding vegetation. It loops around the coastline of the northern part of Cape Breton Island so you end up right where you started!